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Today I stopped along a roadside path, Drawn to swaths of gold and blue. A calliope of yellow mustard, with hues Of purple vinca, and wild sweetpeas too. Harsh winter rains lay this hillside bare But nature’s will the landscape overcame. No artist’s brush could best this scene This painting with a grass-green frame. My burdened heart beat with hope anew, I felt the dark and troubled day recede. Perspective gripped my tired soul, And gave peace to a heart in need.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 4/9/2009 1:58:00 AM
You have spoken well why God gave us so many beautiful sights on our wonderful planet. Beauty is uplifting and helps spirits soar above the pain. The trick is to look for beauty in everything and know that God has his hand in nearby.
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Date: 4/7/2009 7:08:00 PM
Beautifully composed...all the best.
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Date: 4/1/2009 8:00:00 PM
Barbara this was amazing in both imagery and very spiritual in the message - Left me with a great sense of hope - Near by where I live is Table Top Mountain which is famous in these parts for its spring flowers, very beautiful array - Loved this poem - YF4L, God Bless, MJ
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Date: 4/1/2009 12:55:00 PM
Wow, your poetry is reaching new heights. Your spirit deeply influenced by such gorgeous imagery so well painted. So happy to read of the peace you received. Such beautiful, well written poetry. Love, Shar
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Date: 4/1/2009 10:08:00 AM
This has an artistic feel brought home with the imagery and rhyme. Who can improve on the beauty of nature? The emotion comes through this one. Thank you for your kind words on my poem. Karen
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Date: 4/1/2009 8:05:00 AM
Such peace and serenity in this lovely finding a breath of fresh air! ~ love, Carrie
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Date: 4/1/2009 7:17:00 AM
I love the first the vivid...the burndened heart finally finding some rest is painted very well in this piece...well written piece.
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Date: 4/1/2009 12:52:00 AM
Brilliant intro BG (echos of Frost at his best)One for my favourites.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments on my Yellowstone series
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